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Community Education

2018 Clean Air Council (above)

MEJC CLEAN AIR COUNCIL

MEJC Clean Air Council convenes 14 residents to learn from lawyers & public health scholars for 8 months every year to learn about race, pollution, health, and advocate together for the right to breathe.

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Community Education Specialist

Theresa Landrum

Gloria Jean Lowe, We Want Green Too!

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE POLICY COMMITTEE

The EJ Policy Committee reviews current events, advances EJ solutions, and seeks to educate our policy makers about the steps we need to take to protect health and create local community wealth.

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Climate Justice Director

Jamesa Johnson Greer

America Yahya and Theresa Landrum (above)

CLIMATE JUSTICE TRAINING SERIES

2020 brought together over 100 people (in a virtual environment) to learn about climate through the lens of the lived experience. While GHG are not popular knowledge, health, jobs and our future are.

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Climate Policy Associate

Juan Jhong-Chung

Community Advocacy

Protecting Our Waters in High Tide

In November of 2019, due to lack of regulatory protections and historic high lake levels, the shoreline of the Detroit River collapsed under the bulk of industrial weight, exposing Manhattan Project era nuclear waste to our drinking water.

 

MEJC mobilized to demand accountability.

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Fighting

Environmental Racism with Title VI

Residents of Detroit's East Side and Hamtramck fought against the expansion of US Ecology, a hazardous waste site, as it expanded 9x to store PFAS and other hazardous waste. In 2020, MEJC has joined Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and 4 other plaintiffs, and submitted a Title VI complaint against the State of Michigan siting racism.

Rest in Power: Representative and warrior Isaaac Robinson tragically lost his life to COVID-19 in 2020.

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